Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square


Kathmandu durbar Square is known as Hunman durbar square. It was named by King pratap malla. After the establishment of statute of Hunman.   It is located in capital city of Nepal Kathmandu. It is also major attraction for Kathmandu valley. Here the palaces and monuments carry history of the Licchavi period in the century. The Durbar is divided into two courtyards, the outer Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar, and Shiva-Parvati Temple, and the inner section consisting of Hanuman Dhoka and the main palace.Temple and etc.. The major attraction are “kumari (living  Goddess) Gar” “Kastha Mandap”Maru Ganesh, Mahadev Temple, Shiva Parvati Temple, Bhagwati Temple, Old palace, Saraswoti temple, Krishna Octangular

What to visit?

Hanamun Dhoka Durbar

Hanuman Dhoka Durbar  is a massive of structures with the Royal Palace of Shah dynasty and also of the Malla king. As this Durbar gets name from the saute of the Hunuman  nearby the main entrance of durbar. Hunman gate is located in west of the Durbar. It is also entry gate. Also nearby gate you can have look of a standing statue of Hanuman (monkey god), dated to 1672, guards the palace. As this site carries history of the kings. It is also the residence and administrative center from ancient times.

The Tribhuwan Museum

It locates on the west side of the  Nasal Chok. This museum display exquisite stone carvings, several impressive thrones, jewel-studded ornaments used for coronations, weapons, furniture, wooden temple carvings and a coin collection. Also we can see . King Tribhuwan’s bedroom, study and personal effects have been recreated and preserved.

Palace Museum

The  Hanuman Dhoka Palace museum is run by Nepal Government. Actually it is part of the Hanuman Dhoka Palace. The Shahhe museum tours begins with part of Shah Dynasty. This part relates with the Shah kings. Here we can have look of the historical arts, crafts and monuments.

 Taleju temples

The 35m-high temple was built in 1564 by Mahendra Malla. It is situated in Trishul Chowk in the Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is said that temple was built after the suggestion of the goddess herself in the shape of yantra, a mystical diagram said to have magical powers. The temple square consists of two shrines for two female deities, Taleju Bhawani and Kumari.  Inside the temple we can see window, doors, struts are carved with images of various female deities. It is said that King Bhupatindra Malla himself carved one of the window.

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